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Chief economist update: The greatest challenge of our time
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 30 MAY 2019
... time", saying: "That's something that central banks face all over the world." True that. The chart below shows latest core CPI inflation measures among the world's major economies remain below their stated 2.0% targets. While US core US CPI inflation ...
Rising costs outpace retiree savings
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2019
... by 1.3% for couples at both the comfortable and modest levels, in line with overall movement in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which was mainly driven by the drought and associated increases in production costs. The price of vegetables (7.7%), poultry ...
Chief economist update: RBA to take rates to fresh record low
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY 2019
... important for the inflation outlook." It has also become more crucial especially given the latest inflation reads - headline CPI eased to an annual rate of 1.3% in the March quarter from 1.8%; the trimmed mean measure down to 1.6% from 1.8%; the weighted ...
Chief economist update: Low unemployment, low wages growth conundrum
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2019
... important for the inflation outlook." This has become more crucial especially given the latest inflation reads - headline CPI eased to an annual rate of 1.3% in the March quarter from 1.8%; the trimmed mean measure down to 1.6% from 1.8%; the weighted ...
Chief economist update: Japan becomes collateral damage in US-China trade war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2019
... slowdown in overseas economies for the time being." "Although the year-on-year rate of change in the consumer price index (CPI) has continued to show relatively weak developments compared to the economic expansion and the labor market tightening, it ...
Social infra to become core investment
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 7 MAY 2019
... learning assets hold long-term value as they typically have long term triple net leases where the rental income is linked to CPI, he said. There is also a land component underpinning the investment, providing the opportunity for capital growth. "This ...
Chief economist update: Not spring yet in the Eurozone
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 MAY 2019
... stronger than market expectations for a 1.1% gain. Spring looks to have sprung for inflation too. The flash estimate of headline CPI inflation accelerated to 1.7% in the year to April from 1.4% in the previous month. This is better than consensus expectations ...
Chief economist update: A good problem to have?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 APR 2019
... unemployment rate (3.9% in February) is at 45-year lows but inflation is closer to the 2% target (both headline and core CPI inflation stood at 1.9% in the year to March). Sterling's effective exchange rate has appreciated by 3% this year to date ...
Chief economist update: Lock in two RBA rate cuts
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 26 APR 2019
... virtually at these levels when the RBA last cut the official cash rate (from 1.75% to 1.50%) in August 2016. The June quarter CPI figures (available pre-RBA 2016 rate cut) were: headline at 1%; trimmed mean at 1.7% and weighted median at 1.3%. The one ...
Chief economist update: Japan should raise taxes another day
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAR 2019
... to continue its moderate expansion." The same hope for a pick-up in inflation; "The year-on-year rate of increase in the CPI (less fresh food) is likely to continue accelerating moderately." As for risks to the rosy outlook, the BOJ nominated "the slowdown ...
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